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Copper production cost more than money

April 1, 2016 By the end of the first decade of the 20th century, the Copper Country mines employed tens of thousands of men, the vast majority of whom were foreign-born immigrants. more »»

Changes bring tensions to Copper Country

March 26, 2016 By the year 1910, the Lake Superior copper mines were facing pressure from more sides than just increasing copper production from western states. more »»

Finn ex-pat looks at U.S. Easter

March 26, 2016 HANCOCK — Hancock resident and Finnish native Anna Leppanen is a pretty low-key holiday person, but she’s got good memories of her daughter Maisa Jussila’s first U.S. Easte. more »»

Health Care Delivery: Medical care available for homebound people

March 24, 2016 CALUMET — For people recovering from surgery or needing professional health care while homebound, it can be comforting to be able to rest and recover at home, rather than in the hospita. more »»

No small actors: Calumet Players do it all performing community theater

March 19, 2016 CALUMET — There are a lot of ways people can entertain themselves, and many of them are electronic, but for the members of the Calumet Players, the play is still the thing. more »»

The Copper Country becomes threatened

March 19, 2016 While residents of the Copper Country were enjoying all the modern pleasures of telephones, electricity, street cars and railroads, something was happening that progressed — at first — so gradually... more »»

Making a Joyful Noise

March 12, 2016 HANCOCK — As Ryan Watt’s Hancock Middle School choir class rehearses “Hey Soul Sister” Thursday, it’s a scene of repeating and refining familiar to anyone who’s taken a music class. more »»

The Copper Country becomes metropolitan

March 12, 2016 The larger villages and towns throughout the Copper Country had become as modern as any metropolitan city in the nation by 1910. more »»

Simple cabbage becomes anything but with bacon

March 5, 2016 Cabbage is almost as popular on St. Patrick’s Day as green beer! And that’s because cabbage — unlike green beer! — is a quintessential part of Irish cuisine (along with bacon and potatoes). more »»

These trophies rock: Vivian finds beauty in stone, creating polished tiles for awards ceremony

March 5, 2016 FULTON — The annual Keweenaw Community Foundation’s Keweenaw Gold fundraiser and awards dinner is to scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. on March 22, at the Continental Fire Company in Houghton. more »»

Early takers say new SAT ‘wasn’t so bad’ and not so tricky

March 5, 2016 By Jennifer C. Kerr Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Not so tricky. More straightforward. Guessing allowed. more »»

Teams take on quiz bowl at Tech

March 5, 2016 Michigan Tech HOUGHTON?— Seven teams from six UP high schools competed in the inaugural Blizzard Bowl quiz bowl tournament at Michigan Technological University on Feb. 27. more »»

Technological progress in the Copper Country

March 5, 2016 By 1910, the Copper Country bore very little resemblance to its appearance of its early years. more »»

A goat named Dawg

March 5, 2016 I knew there was something very different about Dawg the first time I laid eyes on him. more »»

Ride the sky on a 70-story glass slide coming to L.A.

March 5, 2016 By John Rogers Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thrill-seekers looking to take their fear of heights to a new level can come to downtown Los Angeles this summer and careen down a clear glass... more »»

Don’t need a blender? Crowdfunding sites now fund honeymoons

March 5, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Before they say “I do,” soon-to-be newlyweds are increasingly going online to ask, “Will you pay for our honeymoon?” Crowdfunding websites such as Honeyfund, GoFundMe and Honeymoon... more »»

Game on: All ages face off across card tables, board games at Big Game Night

February 27, 2016 CALUMET — There’s no age limit on competitiveness, or at Big Game Night at the Calumet Library, where 13-year-old May Amelia Shapton faced off against retiree Melissa Goulette, nearly tied going int... more »»

Leap Year has a rich history — in marriage proposals

February 27, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Leap Year is more than just a quirky thing that happens to newborns on the occasional 29th of February. more »»

Marching into spring

February 27, 2016 El Nino is a friend of mine. The last time we had a strong El Nino — if my memory serves me correctly — was in 1998. more »»



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